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Thomas Sankara

Thomas Isidore Noël Sankara was a Burkinabé military officer and socialist revolutionary who served as the President of Burkina Faso from his coup in 1983 to his deposition and killing in 1987. A Marxist–Leninist and pan-Africanist, he was viewed by supporters as a charismatic and iconic figure of revolution and is sometimes referred to as "Africa's Che Guevara"... Read More

BornThomas Isidore Noël Sankara
21 December 1949
Yako, Upper Volta
Died15 October 1987 (aged 37)
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso


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